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Dr. Santosh Vajrashetti

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Pediatrician, mumbai

8 Years Experience
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Dr. Santosh Vajrashetti is a popular Pediatrician in Bhandup East, Mumbai. He has helped numerous patients in his 8 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He has completed DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH) . He is currently associated with suvarna children`s clinic in Bhandup East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Santosh Vajrashetti on Lybrate.com.

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DNB (Pediatrics) - barc - 2012
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - c.p.s - 2009
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Food Intolerance in Children: Causes and Symptoms

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Food Intolerance in Children: Causes and Symptoms

Sometimes, during consumption of certain food items many children get itchy throat, eyes, ears, asthma, sneezing, rashes, diarrhea and eczema. This can be due to food intolerance in children. It is a form of allergic disease in children. Every 1 out of 10 children suffer from food intolerance. These days, food allergies are becoming more and more common in children who are allergic to nuts, milk and eggs. In some cases it can also be life threatening. This condition is known as anaphylaxis. Milk and egg allergies are more common throughout the world.

Symptoms of food intolerance:

  1. Bloating

  2. Your bowels start becoming irritable.

  3. Stomach starts to ache.

  4. Cough and cold is a common symptom.

  5. Itchy skin rash

Causes of food intolerance in children:

  1. There are enzymes in your body, which help you to digest the food you consume. Some enzymes in your body are insufficient; which further causes food intolerance in children. For instance, lactose intolerance causes spasms, stomach aches, diarrhea and so on so forth.

  2. Food intolerance can also be caused due to chemicals, such as chemicals present in coffee, tea, cheese and chocolates.

  3. Some food products can also cause food intolerance such as undercooked beans containing aflatoxins can cause extreme stomach infections in children.

  4. Some children are also intolerant to certain food products which have salicylates such as majority of fruits, vegetables, herbs and also additives. Processed food contains a high amount of salicylates.

  5. Children can be allergic to antioxidants like artificial food coloring, artificial flavoring and preservatives.

What to do if you think your child has food intolerance?

  1. Take your child for a skin prick test. In this test, the skin is pricked with a thin needle and when the blood oozes out, supplements of different food products are put in that area. If that particular area becomes reddish and begins to itch, your child has allergy to that certain food product

  2. A blood test should be done. It verifies the level of lgE present in your blood and finds out if your child is suffering from food intolerance or not.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Galactosemia In Infants

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad

Galactosemia in infants. - know the reasons behind it!

An infant is usually called a bundle of joy and with good reason. There are simple and carefree, and bring a smile to your face with their antics. However, the mood and health of an infant can be tarnished due to an issue which is known as galactosemia.

What is galactosemia?
When a baby has galactosemia, he or she will have a problem when it comes to digesting galactose, which is something that is present not only in milk but in all milk products. Galactose is a sort of sugar, just like fructose and glucose is. As a matter of fact, lactose, which is what milk has, is, in fact, a combination of glucose and galactose. Also, when lactose is processed, it is broken down by the human body into its constituents.

The condition is something that is passed down through the genes of the parents of the baby. The condition would occur if the gene which causes a tendency for a baby to have galactosemia is present not only in one parent but both of them. A baby who has the condition will be lacking an enzyme which is known as the galt enzyme. The enzyme could also not be functioning as it should be under normal circumstances.

When it comes to the problem, it is very important, to say the least, to detect it sooner rather than later as if there is a build-up of unprocessed galactose which is allowed to occur, it can affect the baby adversely and in some cases, it can also be threatening to the life of the baby!

How does it affect a baby?
The problems which can erupt due to galactosemia include issues which affect organs such as the brain, eyes, liver and kidneys. It is interesting to take note of the fact that these are all organs which either have something to do either processing the blood or are heavily dependent on it. While a baby is not in the position in which he or she can communicate the issues that are being faced, when keeping an eye out for galactosemia, the signs which are displayed include an irritability of the baby as well as lacking consumption of the milk of the mother.

Even though galactosemia may not be the case, a doctor should be consulted as the exacerbated issue can include seizures and jaundice. It is to be kept in mind that galactose is something that can be found not only in the milk of the cow but also human milk as well as the milk of other animals such as goats.

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My 10 year old son has asthma. He used asthma preventer. What is the effect of using asthma preventer long term? I heard that using this for year might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? Are there any supplement or vitamin to help this vision?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Kurukshetra
Asthma preventers may slightly affect bone growth but the benefits are many. May use vit a for eyes. Give her multivitamins.
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Hi my baby girl is 2 weeks old, she is suffering from cold so she is very much suffer to breath, drink milk and sleep, pls advice.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Hi my baby girl is 2 weeks old, she is suffering from cold so she is very much suffer to breath, drink milk and sleep...
This is a common problen is newborns as there nasal passage is very narrow, its prone for blockage very easily. I would suggest you to use normal saline drops 2 drops each nostril 4-5 times a day to keep the nostrils clean and prevent blockage. No other medications required.
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My baby boy 3 year old .he is suffering from fever in the frequency of every 15-20 days. After so many medicine and test also we are not able to find out the reason. All test report are normal only vit d3 is very less slitly hemoglobin is less. And his weight is 13.5 kg only. Can any buddy suggest what we should do to get my child healthy .if any test required may please suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
My baby boy 3  year old .he is suffering from fever in the frequency of every 15-20 days. After so many medicine and ...
No other Test is required. It is due to low immunity. Please give her one fruits daily, two boiled egg daily and pulses like Mung, chana daily. For improving immunity with Homeopathic medicines please consult on private.
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My son often gets chest congestion (once in a month). His nose won't be blocked, but mostly cough and then fast breathing within a day. What treatment is safe and suitable? Doctor gives nebulization of Levolin and that really helps and is effective but will it cause any side-effects?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Practically every medicine has some side effect though it may not happen with every patient. Levolin nebulization is helping, it may be given as per advise of doctor.
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I am suffering From a cough each 5 minutes I have to go Outside And spit after eating anything

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering From a cough  each 5 minutes I have to go Outside And spit after eating anything
Hello, take Aconite 200CH, 5 drops twice daily. Alpha Coff, 2 tsp thrice daily with half cup of hot water. Revert after 7 days.
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Know The Causes Behind Stunted Growth In Children!

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Know The Causes Behind Stunted Growth In Children!

Everyone wants their babies to healthy and grow up to be a healthy-wealthy person. However, little they focus on this issue or are capable of giving their infants the best of medical standards. Problems show up in children early and if overlooked, may hamper their future life a lot. Constant check-ups are necessary to be it pre-birth or post the birth of a baby, and for this, a parent should always be in contact of a pediatrician.
Pediatrics is the medicinal branch that involves the health care of babies, children, and adolescents. It is recommended that people should be under pediatric care up to age 21. Pediatricians are involved with important tests that are standardized by World Health Organisation Child Growth Standards.

Stunted Growth Of Infants and Children
Also known as nutritional stunting, it is a distinctive reduced growth rate in human body development. Stunted growth is the primary manifestation of undernutrition (or malnutrition) and recurrent infections after birth and early childhood. Another main reason is the malnutrition during fetal development brought by a malnourished mother. The accurate definition of stunting according to WHO stands for the “height for age” value to be lower than two standard deviations of World Health Organisation Child Growth Standards.

In 2012, an estimated 25 percent of children under 5 years of age i.e. ~162 million children were stunted. More of this count nearing 90 percent lies only in two continents, Africa and Asia. The affected children may never regain their loss of height, and most of them will never gain the equal weight.

Health effects
Apart from shorter stature, the adolescent may get hit by the greater risk of illness, delayed mental development, lowered cognitive capacity and women with stunted growth have a higher risk of complications during delivery due to the smaller pelvis, and the child could have low birth weight during birth.

Causes of Stunted growth
Apart from malnutrition and some rare genetic disorders, South Asia and most developing nations are having a higher number of stunted children due to poor maternal nutrition, poor feeding practices, and poor sanitation.

Maternal nutrition
Poor breastfeeding during pregnancy and maternal nutrition could be a leading cause for the stunted growth of the child. Also, women who are suffering from anemia or are underweight during pregnancy are more likely to perpetuate the intergenerational transmitting of stunting.

Sanitation
Ingestion of a high number of fecal bacteria through the soiled finger in a poorly sanitized area leads to intestinal infections. This affects the nutritional status of his/her by diminishing appetite, reducing nutrition absorption and increasing nutrient loss.

Feeding practices
Inadequate feeding, lack of vital nutrients, poor calorie intake can lead to stunted growth. Minimum requirements should be met in the diet in proper frequency to avoid malnutrition.

A Note for feeding mothers
Lactating mothers should get themselves proper nutrition, and if they are in doubt of their health should postpone the decision of having a child.

Chronic diarrhoea, Celiac disease, thyroid disorders and growth hormone deficiency also contribute, significantly, to short stature. Regular measurement of height & weight on a growth chart by a trained Pediatrician helps to pick up the lags in these vital growth and development parameters. 

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A baby with down syndrome can be cured permanantly. Child is unable to hold his head.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
A baby with down's syndrome also has IQ impairment and other congenital problems heart and blood abnormalities. They mood is pleasant and they are the happiest children. They like music and some children learn music as well.
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My baby is 4 months old I want him to feed exclusively mother milk but unable to do so

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Mothers sometimes feel very sad at not being able to breast feed properly. It can be solved with a little patience. Tell me about his/her wieght, urine, stool, vaccines, any other issues etc.
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Hello doctor my baby girl is 5 months old she don't drink milk every time she was only playing what can I do? Which food items I can feed to her?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hello doctor my baby girl is 5 months old she don't drink milk every time she was only playing what can I do? Which f...
Good evening mam, that sounds really good that she is playing all the time and avoid milk. It shows that your baby is developing understanding and she is knowing that there is much fun in play rather than feed. If she is on your feed try to give her your deed for one more month after that as such you will add new and complimentary feed that will be new thi for her she is take interest in feeding new things. I hope she is double of her birthweight? nothing much to worry in this case.
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She is 1.5 years and she is not ready to eat anything. Before she use to like cerelac but now she does not eat that as well .we try giving variety like beetroot, carrot rice sambar rice. Vegetable ganji. But she just turns her face off anything we feed. What can be the reason.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Diploma in Diabetology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
She is 1.5 years and she is not ready to eat anything. Before she use to like cerelac but now she does not eat that a...
You need this introduce one food at a time. Too many foods are very confusing for a year plus child. Handy foods like carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, murmura, namkeens, or banana are much easier for a child to handle.
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My daughter is 4 months old, but she doesn't weep for milk in night. We have to feed her on our own. She didn't cry for milk in night.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My daughter is 4 months old, but she doesn't weep for milk in night. We have to feed her on our own. She didn't cry f...
hello, lybrate user, nothing is abnormal , it so happens some time. some times babies are better to regulate their feeding schedules in their own way. you are needed to tk care of regular feeding of the baby on regular schedule without demand 3 hourly tk care.
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My baby is 4 months old. My milk is not sufficient for my baby. Can you suggest me the food to increase the production of my milk.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is 4 months old. My milk is not sufficient for my baby. Can you suggest me the food to increase the productio...
food that increases breast milk supply is called as galactagogue. few effective food list is as follows :- dates : Oatmeal: Oats are easy to prepare as a meal. ... Salmon: .. .Spinach And Beet Leaves: .. .Carrots: . ..Fennel Seeds: . ..Fenugreek Seeds: .. .Bottle Gourd: ... Basil Leaves: kheer sattu modak etc
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Hi doctor my lmp June 19th but in Scanning it show 1 week difference baby growth which one I have to calculate? Gynecologist told in next Scanning it will be correcting so no need to worry they told Diet tell me in pregnancy.

M.Sc - Food & Nutrition, PG Diploma In Diabetes Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hi doctor my lmp June 19th but in Scanning it show 1 week difference baby growth which one I have to calculate?
Gynec...
Some time child got conceive in last days of cycle. So we got difference in scanning age and actual age. but this difference should remain near to constant ( still the difference of 4-6 days is fine) throughout your pregnancy. Now you are entering in 2nd trimister of your pregnancy. 1.) Eat only healthy:- Fresh,seasonal and lessely processed food. 2.) Eat at every 2-3 hours. Don't have heavy meals in a single go . Have 3 meals with 3-4 snacks per day. 3.) include fresh veggies as : salad, sauteed veg. , soups, cooked vegetables. 4.) include fruits as : salad, smoothie. or coconut water. can also add soaked and grinded almonds in fresh juices to increase their further nutrition. 5.) include soaked dry fruits and nuts : Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, dates, raisins. 6.)include milk based energy drinks: almond milk, date milk, coconut milk. add bran in chapati , if feeling constipated. say no to, tea, coffee, colas, hard drinks, processed, food, baking soda, packed food. can take limited bakery products.
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My son has adhd, autistic, autism with juvenille diabetes. He gets fits in which he becomes unconsious for a few seconds. He can't speak properly also. We have to get him done his daily essential works. He can't do anything on his own. What can I do for his treatment?

MCh, MS , MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Mumbai
Autistic child are very special to us. They have good iq, only thing is that we have to understand in which field they are interested. You can admit him in special school which are designed for them.
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Meri baby 10 months ki hai. Usse bahut cold and cough to raha hai Dr. Ne maxtra cef and cetrizine di hai. Pr mujhe cough zyada lag raha kabi kabi kya koi home remedy use kr sakte hai.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Meri baby 10 months ki hai. Usse bahut cold and cough to raha hai Dr. Ne maxtra cef and cetrizine di hai. Pr mujhe co...
Do steam inhalation and take sitopladi choorna with honey (ayurvedic) Mahalaxmi Vilas ras 1/2 tab twice daily.
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My baby boy is 9 months old. His left eye swollen and inside the eye changes red in color. He is crying and not eating anything. What should I do. Please help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby boy is 9 months old. His left eye swollen and inside the eye changes red in color. He is crying and not eatin...
Clean eye with water soaked cotton n pour antibiotics eye drops every 2 to 3 hours and consult eye specialist.
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Hi. Recently my wife has 12 days baby girl our problem is she can not eat mother feeding directly. If we force she started more crying. Then we have to eat mother milk or amul shakti by spoon. This is now daily problem so what we do? So that she direct eat mothers milk. please help. Weight 3 kg.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
Hi. Recently my wife has 12 days baby girl our problem is she can not eat mother feeding directly. If we force she st...
Mother might be having problem of retracted nipples which the baby can't hold in his mouth. So help of a senior lady can help this by doing massage of the nipples. Always try to give breast feed directly through sucking otherwise milk secretions will be reduced gradually. --you can use a blunt forcef to hold the nipple and put in mouth of baby. --baby's are very smart. After feeding with bottle (which require no effort) they will avoid breast sucking as it requires effort. --always avoid feeding with bottle.
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My baby is ten weeks old. Two days back she was given DPT and Rotavac. Same and next day nothing we noticed. On the third day I found redness around the injected surface and big clot. The little girl is crying. Not taking adequate breast milk. Kindly help doctor sir

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is ten weeks old. Two days back she was given DPT and Rotavac. Same and next day nothing we noticed. On the t...
This is very common after giving dpt. Vaccine. 1 apply ice over it 2 metacin drops 6 drops 3 times a. Day for 2 days. Sweling and redness will disappear. After 4 to 5 days. Very imp. Even by giving above treatment swelling persist it is must to consult a doctor for further treatment.
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